The Florida RV Trade Association said its 2024 Florida RV SuperShow opened Wednesday to huge crowds waiting at the gates.
A reported crowd of over 18,000 streamed through the gates Wednesday despite chilly-for-Florida weather throughout the day. The crowd was down slightly from more than 19,000 on the first day of the 2023 show.
FRVTA Executive Director Dave Kelly said, “We had some things working against us with the weather being wet and cold, but we still had a big opening day. We are expecting dry and cold weather for the weekend, so I think we will make up a lot of the attendance.”
Kelly said a good crowd gauge is seminar attendance. He said new topics and speakers drew full rooms throughout the day.
Kelly said booth exhibitors were busy all day, and many reported strong sales unlike previous years.
The Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (FARVC) distributed hundreds of new campground directories.
Jennifer Chrysan Johnson of FARVC said, “So many people are first-timers that they are hungry for information about Florida campground. We really appreciate the support of all the RV manufacturers and suppliers. With this being the 39th year of the SuperShow, we are planning a huge celebration for the 40th next year.”
The Florida RV SuperShow continues through Sunday.